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08:11 AM ET 09.19 | Finally, it has happened in Anaheim, where the Angels have given in to that time-honored, late-season tradition. [Periodically] a sports writer will annoy Mike Scioscia with a question about the Rangers or some other team ahead of the Angels in the standings. He ritually dismissed such queries by saying he was focusing only on his team. Well, the time has come to start worrying about the other teams, so don't be surprised if during a game this week Scioscia takes a peek at the out-of-town scoreboard. ... "It's relevant now," Scioscia said before Tuesday night's game against the Rangers. "We're in a point of the season right now where it's getting to be where you might need some help."

The Orange County Register

Albert Pujols, Icon Sports Albert Pujols, Icon Sports
September 19, 2012  08:29 AM ET

It's not the Angels' year this time around. Maybe next year.

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September 19, 2012  08:32 AM ET

I disagree my Motown friend. Still think we somehow take the WC2 spot.

September 19, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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The same can be said for the Tigers

Yup.

September 19, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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I disagree my Motown friend. Still think we somehow take the WC2 spot.

They're not out of the race, but I'm having some strong doubts about them.

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September 19, 2012  08:59 AM ET
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Scioscia has had an unprecedented run as manager, much longer than most. But even good managers have a shelf life and they start to lose their effectiveness with teams.Perhaps its time to make a change

see Francona, Tito

September 19, 2012  09:00 AM ET

The Angels and Marlins got the headlines at the winter meetings spending all of that money and one is out and the other is in trouble on making the playoffs. Maybe this should tell the other teams that it is getting harder and harder to buy a championship.

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September 19, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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see Francona, Tito

It's looking more and more like Scoscia in Boston and Francona in Orange County next year.

September 19, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Scioscia has had an unprecedented run as manager, much longer than most. But even good managers have a shelf life and they start to lose their effectiveness with teams.Perhaps its time to make a change

How many years left on his new contract?

September 19, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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How many years left on his new contract?

I believe he's locked up through 2018.

September 19, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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I believe he's locked up through 2018.

That would be a lot of cabbage for the Angels to eat.

September 19, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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That would be a lot of cabbage for the Angels to eat.

I believe he has 6 years left at $5M per season.

September 19, 2012  09:34 AM ET

The help they need is a decent closer. If they converted saves at the league average, they wouldn't be in this predicament.

September 19, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Rangers pitching needs help!

September 19, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Scioscia has had an unprecedented run as manager, much longer than most. But even good managers have a shelf life and they start to lose their effectiveness with teams.Perhaps its time to make a change

He's got a crazy number of years on his contract. I don't think the Angels will eat that just yet.

September 19, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Good morning all.

 
September 19, 2012  09:50 AM ET

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